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Skagway Town Events

Read through quick descriptions of our fun events that you might enjoy.  Join in, be a part of our community events as we celebrate our colorful history.

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SKAGWAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
"A local calendar of events and happenings in the Skagway area."

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February Southeast Alaska Quilt Retreat
Contact:

March
Buckwheat Ski Classic
A cross country ski race along a breathtaking White Pass mountain course that gold seekers traversed during the Gold Rush of 1898.  Fast becoming an international event with entrants from Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon, Austria, and Germany.  Amateurs and professional skiers alike will find this course matches their abilities and is a competition not to be missed.
Contact:  The Mountain Shop, P. O. Box 601, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-2544 or email:  packer@aptalaska.net

April

International Mini Folk Festival
Annual International Mini Folk Festival, one day in Skagway with musicians of Southeast Alaska, then a trip to Whitehorse for another day of music, music, and more music.  Coincides with the return of swans to Whitehorse.
Contact:  Betsy Albecker, P. O. Box 317, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-2275

April 25
Clean Sweep
Contact:
  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

May Yukon Trade Show
Contact:
 

May 15
 
Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
Contact:
  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net
 

May 22
 
Spring Stroll
Contact:
  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

May 27-30 North Words Writers' Symposium
Contact:
  North Words Writers Symposium, (907) 983-2854, email:  northwordsinfo@gmail.com, web:  http://nwwriterss.com.

June 6 Fran Delisle Cancer Awareness Walk
Contact:
  Fran Delisle Breast Cancer Fund, P. O. Box 882, Skagway, AK  99840

June 13
 
Duff's Skagway Marathon
This new event will leave Skagway and run up the Dyea Road to West Creek and back, a distance of 26 miles.  The half marathon will leave Skagway and run up the Dyea Road and back, a distance of 13 miles.
Contact:   Duff's Outfitters, email:  skagway.marathon@gmail.com, web:  http://www.skagwaymarathon.org.


June 20
 
Summer Solstice
Bring in the summer with live music, several bands, beer garden, family games, volleyball, horseshoes.  5PM to 1AM at Skagway Softball Fields (7 Pastures).
Contact:  Elks BPOE #431, P. O. Box 416, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-2235

June 25-28 Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby
Contact:  Taiya Inlet Watershed Council, P. O. Box 826, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-2426.


July 3-5 International Softball Tournament
Annual softball tournament with teams from Alaska and Canada competing.  Three days of solid fun filled games.
Contact:  Mike Mileski, email:  macem40@yahoo.com.

July 3 July 4th Street Dance
Contact:
  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

July 4 Independence Day Activities
Our July 4th celebration has been history making since Soapy Smith rode at the head of our first parade in 1898.  Old fashioned family fun day with races, contests, and events for all to enjoy.  Events include Slow Bike race, Pie Eating contest, Horseshoe tournament and Egg Toss.
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194,
(907) 983-1898 or email chamber@aptalaska.net

Main Parade Entry Form

Kiddie Parade Entry Form

July 4th Donations


July 4 Ducky Derby
1500 little plastic duckies race to a finish line over a route that includes passing through 2 culverts, under railroad tracks, always in danger of getting caught in the trees lining the  bank and the water loving dog that likes to pursue them.  Grand prize (1st duck across the finish line) wins $1,000, 6 randomly pulled ducks will win $100 each.  Purchase a ticket for your duck then be close by to cheer him/her on.    CONTACT THE SKAGWAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PURCHASE YOUR DUCKY TICKET.
Contact:  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898 or email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

July 8 Soapy Smith's Wake
The con man of Skagway's Gold Rush days is toasted at an annual ritual started by Soapy's grandkids and the Day of '98 Show cast in the mid 1970's.
No guns allowed!!
Contact:  FOE Eagles #25, P. O. Box 181, Skagway, AK  99840 or (907) 983-2234

                         


September 11-12 Klondike Road Relay
A 110 mile relay race that begins in Skagway, Alaska on Friday and ends in Whitehorse, Yukon the next afternoon.  Teams of 10 members from all over the world compete in this event.  162 teams competed in 1998, some for the race experience and some just for fun (one Skagway team is named Muckrakers).
Contact:  Sport Yukon, 4061 4th Ave., Whitehorse, YT  Y1A 1H1 or (867) 668-4236, email:  info@sportyukon.com, web:  http://klondikeroadrelay.com/.


November -
     December
 
Shop in Skagway Chamber of Commerce
Contact:
  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

December Yuletide Ball
Contact:
  Skagway Recreation Center, (907) 983-2679.


November 
     December
 
Shop in Skagway Chamber of Commerce
Contact:
  Skagway Chamber of Commerce, P. O. Box 194, Skagway, AK  99840, (907) 983-1898, email:  chamber@aptalaska.net

December New Year's Eve Party (8 PM)
Contact:
  Skagway Elk's Lodge.

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